Relationship between hydraulic properties and plant coverage of the closed-landfill soils in Piacenza (Po Valley, Italy)

Marco Trevisan, Chiara Cassinari, P. Manfredi, L. Giupponi, C. Piccini

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Abstract

In this paper the results of a study of soil hydraulic properties and plant coverage of a landfill located in Piacenza (Po Valley, Italy) are presented, together with the attempt to put the hydraulic properties in relation with plant coverage. The measured soil water retention curve was first compared with the output of pedotransfer functions taken from the literature and then with the output of the same pedotransfer functions applied to a reference soil. The landfill plant coverage was also studied. The relation between soil hydraulic properties and plant coverage showed that the landfill soils have a low water content available for plants. The soils low water content together with the lack of depth and compacted structure, justifies the presence of a nitrophilous, disturbed-soil vegetation type, dominated by ephemeral annual species (therophytes).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)929-943
Numero di pagine15
RivistaSolid Earth
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015

Keywords

  • PTFs
  • Plant coverage
  • Soil
  • Soil hydraulic properties

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